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Several roads remain blocked amid heavy rainfall

NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw
 
Teams from the National Works Agency (NWA) have been out attempting to clear several roadways that have been affected by heavy rains across most of the island.
 
NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw says there have been more than 30 reports of roadways being affected, with many of them on the eastern end of the island. 
 
"In St. Andrew, among the corridors where we have issues at the moment are Cooper Ridge to Guava Ridge, the Papine to Red Light stretch, and this afternoon we took the decision to close Chesterfield Road, which is that stretch near Seaview Gardens, as there is a trench that has been washed out," Mr. Shaw said.  
 
The road from Bethel to Richmond Vale in St. Thomas is impassable.
 
Landslides are impacting the road from Bowden to Old Pera and fallen trees are blocking the Port Morant to Pleasant Hill road.  
 
Mr. Shaw said debris and fallen trees have also affected several roadways in Portland, such Port Antonio to Nonsuch, Wakefield to Hardware Gap and Hector's River to Muirton - all of which remain impassable. 
 
In St. Catherine, the Big Pond has overflowed onto the roadway, resulting in the Old Harbour to Bartons road being impassable. 
 
Zion Hill bridge to Park's Road and Bartons to Ginger Ridge road are impacted by landslides.    
 


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